Ms Shaw’s Grade II Listed, 17th Century cottage is set within the heavily protected Yorkshire Dales National Park. Though gaining approval for new windows for a listed building can be difficult, local authorities were happy to grant permission for brand-new casement windows to be installed from the Timber Windows Listed range.
As a result of our detailed plans, Ms Shaw found the application process for her listed property incredibly easy. “The detailed, computerised drawings and specifications provided by Timber Windows were a big advantage and made the process much easier when filling in all the forms, as all the information I required was at my fingertips”.
When it came to installing Ms Shaw’s wooden casement windows, it was important that we preserved and protected the integrity of the rest of her home. After careful consideration by the Timber Windows team, our ultra-slim 14mm double-glazed units were permitted by the council to replace the existing single glazed windows.
Regarding the approval of our casement windows, Ms Shaw explains “In an area where even the sheds and greenhouses in your garden require planning permission, as you would expect, the planning officers were diligent in checking the details of bar style, putty finishing and bar placement, and yet our application sailed through in just 8 weeks”.
The installation of our high performing, authentic timber windows improved the thermal efficiency in the home without compromising on its overall aesthetic. Our quality work left Ms Shaw extremely happy with the final outcome.
“We’re happy to live in a conservation area and that our home has the listed status, as we’re ensuring its preservation now and in the future. In terms of the windows, apart from the vastly improved aesthetics, we’re pleased to no longer have to use the shutters to keep warmth in nor having to clean off the regular build ups of black mould and condensation”.
“The detailed, computerised drawings and specifications provided by Timber Windows were a big advantage…”